A quote from the author on her goals in writing her cookbooks:
"My goal here is to give you the best recipes for the old standars people claim they have the best recipes for (but I really do). The best, I said, not the lowest in fat. I agree that low-fat food is important; it just doesn't have a place in this particular book....If you want a cookbook with the best pancakes you'll ever make - or the best macaroni and cheese, or the best hot chocolate, or Key lime pie or popovers, stick around."
The contents page shows everything from hors d'oeuvres to leftovers to flubber...a homemade modeling compound for children.